9. Cookie O’ Puss
They are ice cream cakes in assorted shapes, most famous among them being Fudgie the Whale and Cookie Puss. And the famous Cookie Puss has an Irish friend, Cookie O’Puss. He looks pretty much like Cookie Puss, just greener. His body is made of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, separated by a layer of chocolate crumbs. His nose is pistachio ice cream in a sugar cone, his eyes are two chocolate chip cookies topped with white and green icing, and his hat is a Flying Saucer cookie that includes shredded coconut.
8. Green Popcorn
Despite the color, it doesn’t taste any different than normal popcorn. Not sure if this will ever really take off into mainstream culture, but it has to be more successful than the green ketchup idea, right?
7. Green Peeps
Yes, even your favorite toxic marshmallow chickens come in green. Normally a staple of the Easter holiday season, Peeps has branched out in recent years, putting out green variants in tim.
Not really anything all that different than normal M&Ms, but there’s all sorts of variants of the melt in your mouth chocolate candy, so why not include St. Patty’s Day as well? You can get them in shades of green, or you can choose to toss in some white pieces to mix it up.
5. Green Donuts
A little less healthy, but still a viable option for breakfast are the Saint Patrick’s Day donuts. Not really any different than normal donuts, just colored green with icing, dye, or sprinkles.
4. Green Bagels
Starting your morning off right with a disturbingly green bagel or two. Almost any bakery or bagel shop will help please the Irish in your life with this creation. Despite the radioactive look, they taste quite normal. And unlike many food items in this list, this one isn’t pure sugar. So you can eat a few and not feel too bad about yourself.
3. Lucky Puffs
Sno Balls have been around forever, and over time have come in a variety of colors. So it’s no surprise a St. Patrick’s Day version is included. And it’s thankfully not pink. The green “Lucky Puffs” are no different than normal Sno Balls, except for the obvious green colored coconut. Underneath is the expected marshmallow layer, followed by chocolate cake, and eventually the patented cream filling. If you’re fine with coconut, you might like them.
2. Special Edition Green Clover Lucky Charms
The magically delicious breakfast cereal is already tilting pretty Irish, but even Lucky was willing to ditch the pink hearts and purple horseshoes to go full on Irish. Filled entirely of marshmallows of an Irish flavor, the Special Edition Great Green Clover Marshmallow Lucky Charms contained green clovers, green clovers, and did I mention green clovers?
1. Shamrock Shakes
The seasonal McDonald’s dessert with a subtle mint flavor is available at select American locations during the months of February and March. The treats even once had their own character to market them, Uncle O’Grimacey. He’s from the same bizarre lineage of Grimace, and we already tried with questionable results to figure out what Grimace is.
If you have your own traditional St Patty treats let us know about it.